Is deviance just a label imposed by others, or is it an objective reality based on societal norms? How should it be studied? Contemporary society is filled with examples of behavior once considered deviant or criminal that have become both socially acceptable and sometimes decriminalized. Discussion, you reflect on the changes to the idea of what is considered deviant.
Identify something that has or had been considered deviant or criminal in the past 50 years but is now considered socially acceptable or decriminalized.? Why has this change occurred?
Inderbitzin, M., Bates, K. A., & Gainey, R. R. (2017). Deviance and social control: A sociological perspective (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Deviance and Social Control: A Sociological Perspective, 2nd Edition by Inderbitzin, M.; Bates, K. A.; Gainey, R. R. Copyright 2017 by Sage College. Reprinted by permission of Sage College via the Copyright Clearance Center